Our Lafayette region has an immediate opening for a team leader to head up the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team!!
The ACT Team Leader establishes, administers, and directs the program of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), a self-contained clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to identified clients with severe and persistent mental illness.
The ACT Team Leader:
Supervises and evaluates the multidisciplinary team (nurses, mental health counselors, substance abuse professionals, case managers and a peer support professional
Coordinates appropriate psychiatric support to ensure service excellence and comprehensive services to program clients
Functions as a practicing clinician on the team
Directs the day-to-day clinical operations of the ACT team including scheduling staff work hours to assure appropriate coverage for daily shifts and on-call hours
Leads the daily organizational staff meetings and treatment planning and coordination of treatment activities to ensure immediate attention to their client's changing needs
Directs and coordinates the client admission process for the program in coordination with the psychiatrist
Schedules the admission interview
Develops and coordinates the initial assessment and initial treatment plan
Assigns the most appropriate staff to the client
Provides clinical supervision of the treatment team
Carries out and documents quality-assurance activities
Reviews use of program services
Develops and maintains program policies and procedures and revises as necessary
The ACT Team Leader must possess:
Master's Degree in nursing, social work, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychology or is a psychiatrist
Must be a licensed mental health practitioner (LCSW or LPC)
Strong clinical skills
Experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses
A clear understanding of the characteristics and problems of the target population served
Supervisory and program management experience is desirable
Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge offers a comprehensive benefit package to include: Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 403-B Pension Plan, Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurances, Life Insurance, 10 paid annual holidays, Vacation and Sick leave.
An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge, Inc. considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any legally protected status. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
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